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#207328 - 06/30/20 01:01 PM Re: new purchase [Re: dave thomas]
junebug
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Mine is the first edition [before the Accura trigger] and has broken the bolt head retaining pin 3 times so be aware. I carry an extra in the stock bolt hole now and have a couple more spares. Love the gun but mine has its quirks.
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#207330 - 06/30/20 06:25 PM Re: new purchase [Re: junebug]
dave thomas
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junebug,
does savage have a fix for this or do you just order three if you break one and go from there. this also a early pre-accura trigger. how many rounds do you normally get before breakage? I am assuming it is totally unpredictable

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#207403 - 07/06/20 10:53 PM Re: new purchase [Re: dave thomas]
dave thomas
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Striker arrived today! i got it home and tore off the stock, cleaned up the bore is shiny. i had three different loads to try factory 140 grn remington core lokts, some 140 grain sp reloads and a box of hornady 120 grn reduced recoil loads. started at 25 to foul the bore and make sure it would hit paper. first cold clean shot was 2 oclock 1 inch high. the next two went dead center in the bull both in the same hole.
pushed out to 50 and one in the bull and then fired a inchish group with the core lokts, fired the reloads and another inch group. shot the 120's with the same results. seems it shoots fine and hopefully will improve with handloads. things are looking good to antelope season.

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#207404 - 07/06/20 10:54 PM Re: new purchase [Re: dave thomas]
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forgot to add that the inch groups were at 100 yards

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#207410 - 07/07/20 11:17 PM Re: new purchase [Re: dave thomas]
junebug
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They break when and where they want,don't really have a round count per pin. Mine is the older large diameter pin with the large firing pin as is yours . THE NEW PINS ARE SMALLER, AS IS THE FIRING PIN. I get pins from Midway or Brownells.
Savage won't touch the gun ,said they didn't make it, won't fix it, and don't have parts or people that know how. This was from the people that own Savage now. I patiently tried to explain that it had the Savage name on it but was told" we don't care we didn't make it.
I will not be getting rid of the gun ,I like it to well and it shoots to well, but it has its Quirks. My .308 shoots 130 gr Speer HP's real well and just about any 165 gr bullet with 43 gr of Imr 4895 will do sub inch. Trigger can be touchy to adjust much below 3 # with out slam firing. Good luck in Antelope season.
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